Sarah MacMillan

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Thankful to Children's Wish, young Island authors giving back in memory of sister

When Gracie and Emma Van Donkersgoed run, slide and swing on the playset at their home in Valleyfield, P.E.I., they're reminded of their sister, Sarah.

More than half of Islanders surveyed used cannabis before legalization

P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Office now has a better idea of how Islanders used and viewed cannabis before it became legal.

Greens question Compton over comments about barriers for women in politics

The women in P.E.I.'s Green Party caucus are raising concerns about comments from the minister responsible for the status of women about barriers to entering politics. 

P.E.I. pursuing 'third option' for sexual assault reporting

P.E.I.'s department of Justice and Public Safety is working to implement a "third option" for reporting sexual assaults, according to minister Bloyce Thompson. 

Opposition leader urges government to pull fossil fuel investments

Opposition leader Peter Bevan-Baker is calling on the P.E.I. government to divest from fossil fuel investments.

Green MLA calls for nurse training upgrade program

As P.E.I. deals with a shortage of nurses, Green Party MLA Trish Altass is calling on the province to introduce a new training program.

Minister promises extra $900K to extend secure income pilot

P.E.I.'s secure income pilot project promised for next year will extend beyond the three months promised by government, according to Minister of Social Development and Housing Ernie Hudson.

MLAs vote in favour of stronger emissions targets for P.E.I. following rally

A private member's bill to set a more ambitious reduction target for P.E.I.'s carbon emissions passed second reading in the provincial legislature Tuesday night.  

P.E.I. targets early 2020 for midwifery, but Islanders may have to pay out of pocket

After years of advocacy work on P.E.I., Island women could have access to midwifery services in less than a year — but it's not clear yet exactly how the services would be rolled out. 

P.E.I. environment minister releases Water Act regulations

P.E.I. is a step closer to bringing its Water Act into force. The Water Act was passed in the legislature in 2017, but has not yet come into effect.

As surgery wait-list grows, province looking into need for more ophthalmologists

P.E.I.'s health minister says his department is doing research to see if the province needs more ophthalmologists.

Pharmacists now able to provide more services to Islanders

Islanders will now be able to access more services at their local pharmacy — including more vaccines and blood tests.  

P.E.I. Greens question role of PC MLA, business group in forming economic plan

P.E.I. Opposition Leader Peter Bevan-Baker is questioning the role of government House leader Sidney MacEwen, and his work with the Partnership for Growth, a recently-formed alliance of Island businesses and organizations.

PCs breaking campaign promise on women's health, says Liberal MLA

Liberal MLA Gord McNeilly is questioning P.E.I.'s governing Progressive Conservatives on what he's calling a broken election promise.

Jump in applications for P.E.I. home renovation program causes backlog

With construction season underway, some Islanders who want to upgrade their homes are being forced to wait to find out if they qualify for government grants.